Rodriguezia ricii R.Vásquez & Dodson 1999 Drawing by © Vasquez & Dodson and The Epidendra Website

Full shade Cold Fall

Common Name Ric's Rodriguezia [Bolivian Orchid Enthusiast and discoverer of species current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Cochabamba Bolivia in cloud forests as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with spaced, brilliant green, complanate, sulcate, ovate to globose pseduobulbs enveloped by 2 pairs of foliaceous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong, coriaceous, asymetrical, carinate, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an axillary, lateral, curved, 2.8 to 4" [7 to 10 cm] long, 4 to 8 flowered inflorescence with triangular floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Revista Soc. Boliv. Bot. 2(2): 149, f. 4, 6. 1999 Vasquez & Dodson drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 44-45 pg 2763 - 2898 Brieger 2001;